Regina Disc Music Box


This music box was made by Regina Music Box Co. in Rahway, New Jersey, around 1897-1899. It is an Orchestral model No. 5, serial #30836. The music box has a double comb of 86 teeth. This music box plays 27” diameter perforated metal discs. The music box has a lower cabinet for disc srorage.

Date Made: 1897-1899

User: Meggers, Edith R.Maker: Regina Music Box Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Rahway

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Credit Line: Bequest of Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MI.74.30Catalog Number: 74.30Accession Number: 314637Serial Number: 30836

Object Name: music boxdisc changer

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 78 in x 44 in x 16 in; 198.12 cm x 111.76 cm x 40.64 cmoverall: 78 in x 44 in x 16 in; 198.12 cm x 111.76 cm x 40.64 cm


Record Id: nmah_608014

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